Springtime Darner

Place name abbreviations: MPEA - Middle Patuxent Environment Area; PRSP - Patuxent River State Park; PVSP - Patapsco River Valley State Park; WMA - Wildlife Management Area.

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Species common name
Scientific name
Length (in inches; M and F if different) Flight season
Relative abundance

Springtime Darner
Basiaeschna janata
M: 2.0-2.4" F: 2.2-2.6" E-May — M-Aug
Habitat: Rivers and streams w/ riffles. Eutrophic, sheltered, lentic bodies of water. Flies fast several feet above water or shore. Ranges into forest openings. Often flies in shade/until nightfall.
Springtime Darner (M)

May 6, 2000
Little Patuxent River
Richard Orr

Springtime Darner (F)

August 7, 2012
Daniels, PVSP
Bonnie Ott